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Monday, July 14, 2014

Obituaries from July 2009

Evelyn "Lucille" Steiner Dunigan (07/30/09)
Evelyn "Lucille" Steiner Dunigan, 95, Clay County, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care in Brazil, July 30, 2009. She was born in Clay County Nov 2, 1913, to Henry and Hulda Leohr. She worked as a cook at the Bowling Green School. She also worked in the cafeteria and laundry departments at the MacNell Nursing Home...
Don Hubert McCollister (07/29/09)
Don Hubert McCollister, 74, rural Brazil, died at noon Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Knightsville, as the son of Ora Fred and Iva Opal Hadley McCollister. He graduated from Brazil High School. He married Shirley Ann Gullifor April 4, 1979, at the Harmony Community Church...
Ruben Albert "Al" Winn (07/29/09)
Rubin Albert "Al" Winn, 59, Harmony, died Wednesday morning at his residence following a long illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Clay County, as the son of Abram and Betty Selby Winn. He graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1969. Al married Jayne Loudermilk March 30, 1969. ...
Avery Jayne Dellmo (07/29/09)
Avery Jayne Dellmo, infant daughter of Deryse Dellmo was born July 22, 2009, at 3:57 a.m., at Union Hospital. Avery and her twin sister, Addysen, were born almost three months premature, weighing 1 lb., 14 oz. each. Avery lost her fight for life July 25, 2009, at 3:25 p.m...
Rev. Edward Randall (07/27/09)
Emerson Sutton (07/27/09)
Emerson Sutton, 89, Venice, Fla., passed away July 25, 2009, at Manor Care, in Venice. He was born in Clay County, Ind., Oct. 21, 1919, the son of Clifford and Mary Olive (Turner) Sutton. Mr. Sutton served his country in the United States Air Force. ...
Lt. Col. Milton E. Lytle (07/27/09)
Lt. Col. Milton E. Lytle, 86 (USAF Ret) passed away July 26, 2009. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, Kan. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, at Leavenworth National Cemetery...
Ruby Maxine Bell (07/27/09)
Ruby Maxine Bell, 79, Brazil, died at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ora C. and Helen M. Smith Hoffa. She graduated from Brazil High School. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Clay County Hospital, an office nurse for Dr. Robert Webster, and for several years at Columbia Records until her retirement...
Doris M. Littlejohn (07/26/09)
Doris M. Littlejohn, 86, Avon, died July 24, 2009, at the Villages of Avon. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Brazil, the daughter of George Lewis and Barbara Keifer Lewis. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1940. On May 6, 1961, she married Charles Littlejohn. He preceded her in death April 13, 2006...
Theodore "Ted" E. Brown (07/24/09)
Theodore "Ted" E. Brown, 81, Clay City, passed away at Greene County General Hospital July 24, 2009 following a lengthy illness. He was born June 28, 1928, to Hovey and Ruth (Dressler) Brown. Ted attended Bowling Green High School. Mr. Brown served in the United States Army. He married Dorothy C. Giltz Dec. 8, 1949. Ted farmed in the Clay City area for his entire life. He was a former member of Fatch Chapel United Methodist Church...
Dayton Witty (07/23/09)
Dayton Witty, 88, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died July 22, 2009, at 10:15 p.m., at Union Hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 17, 1921, in Tompkinsville, Ky., the son of Benton Witty and Minnie Miller Witty. As a young boy, his family moved to the Bridgeton area and had a family farm. He worked on the farm before serving in the Army in 1945. He was married to Lillian Anna Tiefel Witty for over 54 years. She preceded him in death in 1996...
Michael "Mikie" Wayne Kester (07/22/09)
Michael "Mikie" Wayne Kester, 26, Harmony, died July 21, 2009, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County July 28, 1982, the son of Charles Michael and Georgia (Lawrence) Kester. Michael graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2001, and attended Ivy Tech Community College...
Wilma Jean Jackson (07/19/09)
Wilma Jean Jackson, 79, Brazil, died at 12:44 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Brazil, as the daughter of Mabel Piskie. She was trained as a beautician and had also been the owner and operator of East Side Tavern for 27 years...
James Harold "Hack" Evans (07/19/09)
James Harold "Hack" Evans, 81, Brazil, died at 5:42 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 28, 1927, in Crawford County, Illinois, as the son of Jess and Elsie Akers Evans. Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning the rank of Seaman First Class...
James Wallace Wheat (07/19/09)
James Wallace Wheat, 82, Brazil, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Coxville, Ind., as the son of Elbert and Nellie Ogborn Wheat. Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II until his honorable discharge as a Gunner's Mate 3rd...
Mary E. Wyatt (07/19/09)
Mary E. Wyatt, 72, Brazil, died July 18, 2009, at Putnam County Hospital, at 11 p.m. She was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Clay County, the daughter of Leonard Cooksey and Mae Sutherland Cooksey. She was a past member of the American Legion Post 2, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge of Brazil...
Joan C. Amarello (Moore) (07/17/09)
Joan C. Amarello (Moore), 62, St. Petersburg, Fla., died Monday, July 6, 2009. She is survived by her husband Thomas Amarello, daughter Lorrie (Moore) Martindale, sisters Susan White, Marilyn Beichler and Margaret Hovecamp, many nieces and nephews, including Kim Edwards, Harmony, stepchildren Herman Amarello, Jeff Amarello, Monicka Gilespie, Linda Trainor and Richard Amarello, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends...
Ruby J. Smith Stephens (07/17/09)
Ruby J. Smith Stephens, 88, Greenwood, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. She was born on Aug. 28, 1920, to the late John and Hazel Moore Hunt. She was employed by Quaker Maid in Terre Haute, and then retired from Eli Lilly after 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert Stephens, her brother Stan (Mary) Hunt, her sister Mary (Earl) Kumpf and four nieces, two stepsons, Sherman (Ruth) Smith, and Dave(Dawn) Smith. ...
Martin "Marty" Wright (07/17/09)
Martin "Marty" Wright, 68, Bowling Green, formerly of West Allis, Wis., passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief bout with cancer. He was born in Rushville, Ind., July 20, 1940, to Herschel and Audrey (Jackson) Wright. He graduated from Milroy High School with the Class of 1957. ...
Marsha Lynn Caughlan (07/17/09)
Marsha Lynn Caughlan, 56, rural Parke County, passed away at her residence July 16, 2009. Marsha was born in Macon, Miss., Nov. 4, 1952, to Herbert Clyde and Wanda Marie (Reiber) Hallett. Marsha attended Cory High School. Growing up she lived with her family on the family farm in rural Clay and Parke Counties. ...
Mary Kathryn "Kate" Bryant (07/15/09)
Mary Kathryn "Kate" Bryant, 93, Bowling Green, died July 15, 2009, at 3:05 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Kate was born July 11, 1916, in Vigo County, the daughter of Sherman Stephens and Mary Ethel Clark Stephens. She graduated from Bowling Green High School. She married Raymond "Bill" Bryant and he preceded her in death in 1973...
Bob Edward Stearley (07/13/09)
Bob Edward Stearley, 78, Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly July 11, 2009, in Valparaiso, Ind. He was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Clay County, to Melvin and Edith Stearley Myers. He was later adopted and raised by his parents, Edward and Bess Stearley...
Mary Lucille Lowdermilk (07/12/09)
Mary Lucille Lowdermilk, 88, Clay City, died July 10, 2009, at 8:30 p.m., at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. She had been at Southwood for only one day. Lucille had been ill in the hospital for the past several weeks. She was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Jasonville, the daughter of Joe and Esther Reubelt Fougerousse...
Virgil Marion Webster (07/12/09)
Virgil Marion Webster, 79, Franklin, passed away July 10, 2009, at Franklin United Methodist Community, Franklin, Ind., following a lengthy illness. He was born in Brazil April 21, 1930, to Virgil Milton and Janet (Siegelin) Webster. Mr. Webster graduated from Brazil High School in 1947, and from Indiana Central College (now the University of Indianapolis) in 1954, with a bachelor's in Chemistry...
Ruby Marie Collier (07/10/09)
Ruby Marie Collier, 97, Rockville, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, Ind. A life-long resident of Parke County, she resided the last fifty years in Rockville. She married Jean Kenneth Collier in 1934, who preceded her in death in September 1961...
Anita Laverna Turner (07/09/09)
Anita Laverna Turner, 88, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1920, to Harry and Mary (Maesch) Fears. Mrs. Turner spent most of her life raising and caring for her family. She enjoyed fishing and gardening and camping. She also enjoyed sewing and craft making...
John R. Rogers Sr. (07/08/09)
John R. Rogers Sr., 72, Danville, Ill., passed away at 8:15 a.m., July 2, 2009, at the Danville V.A. Hospital. He was born in Clay County, March 14, 1937, the son of Raymond and Mary (Williams) Rogers. They preceded him in death as well as six brothers, three sisters and two brothers-in-law...
Connie Diana Schopmeyer Black (07/08/09)
A memorial service for Connie Diane Schopmeyer will take place Saturday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m., at the Center Point United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Rev. Myron James will officiate. Connie was born July 6, 1960, to Michael and Suellen Schopmeyer...
Steven D. Snow (07/08/09)
Steven D. Snow, 53, Knightsville, died July 8, 2009, at 4:25 a.m., at his residence following a battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County, the son of Victor Snow and V. June Miller Snow. He graduated from Brazil High School. He worked as a welder for Great Dane for 31 years, retiring Oct. 3, 2007, due to health reasons...
William H. Shields (07/07/09)
William H. Shields, 79, Terre Haute, died July 6, 2009. He was born in Prairieton, Ind., Nov. 5, 1929, to Joseph and Florence (Jones) Shields. He retired from Hulman & Company in 1983. He was married to his wife Kathleen for 44 years before her death in 1991. William served in the Navy Reserves. He was a member of American Legion Post 40...
Michael G. Timko (07/05/09)
Michael G. Timko, 64, Brazil, died July 3, 2009, at 8:36 p.m., at his residence following a battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Billings, Mont., the son of Jack Lee Timko and Mildred Loudermilk Timko. He graduated from Schulte High School, class of 1962...
Suzanne Hughes (07/05/09)
Suzanne Hughes, 61, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died July 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born May 5, 1948, in Brazil, the daughter of Gerald and Phyllis Powell Bales. She graduated from Brazil High School. She worked as a dietician in area healthcare nursing facilities. She was married to Calvin Hughes, who survives her...
Martha Ellen Bell (07/03/09)
Martha Ellen Bell, 84, Avon, formerly of Brazil, passed away July 2, 2009, at Avon Healthcare. She was born June 15, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of John and Katherine Tilley Blower. Her parents owned and operated the Blower Candy Company. Martha graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1943, and later attended Indiana State Teachers College where she was a member of Lambda Delta Phi sorority...
Shirley Jean Thomas (07/02/09)
Shirley Jean Thomas, 50, Brazil, died Wednesday evening, July 1, 2009, at her residence in Brazil. She was born Sept. 17, 1958, as the daughter of Cecil Wayne and Norma Jean Shearer Thomas. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Roy and Bertha Thomas and Clayton and Bessie Shearer...